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On December 26, 1862, 38 Dakota (eastern Sioux) were hanged in Mankato Minnesota—2 additional warriors were hanged later. The military tried to hang 300. Their crime? They were placed on a reservation without access to hunting. Their families were starving, and they retaliated. (Dakota War of 1862) The surviving Dakota were removed from Minnesota, many more Dakota dying.

Rest in Peace, warriors. If my family were starving, I would have done the same.

 

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